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  • LA can expect over 6 inches of snow

    The snow started falling this morning and according to the National Weather Service, Los Alamos can expect six to 10 inches of snow after the latest winter storm clears the area Friday night.

    The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the area beginning at 5 a.m. Thursday until 11 p.m. Friday.

    The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has activated the Emergency Operations Center to Level 3 operations.  This level of activation will allow the state to conduct situational analysis, resource coordination, and provide further warning notification.  

    More snow is expected to fall in areas already impacted by heavy snow.

  • Parents Save Daughter's Home, Dog

    Alert parents saved their daughter’s burning home at 3503 Pueblo from destruction Wednesday morning.
    The daughter was at work when her parents, who live across the street, saw smoke and heard the smoke alarm.

    “The parents opened the front door to their daughter’s home and her dog came out,” Acting Assistant Fire Chief Justin Grider said. “Their quick thinking saved the dog as well as the home, which in another five or 10 minutes would have been fully involved.”

    The parents placed the call at 10:48 a.m. to the Los Alamos Fire Department. Crews were on scene within minutes and had the fire contained by 11 a.m., Grider said.

  • Video: New Round of Snow Hits Rockies, Plains

    Heavy snow is hitting the Rockies and Plains, for the second time this week. The snow could affect holiday travel, particularly around Denver, where up to nine inches of snow are expected on Thursday.

  • Texas family rescued from snowdrift in NM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rescuers on Wednesday pulled a Texas family from an SUV that had been buried in a snowdrift on a rural New Mexico highway for nearly two days.

    State police said rescuers had to dig through 4 feet of ice and snow to free the Higgins family, whose red GMC Yukon got stuck on U.S. 56 near Springer when a blizzard moved through the area Monday.

    Rescuers found David and Yvonne Higgins and their 5-year-old daughter Hannah clinging to each other and lethargic early Wednesday morning. The family is recovering at Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton.

  • Alert parents save daughter's home, dog

    Alert parents saved their daughter's burning home at 3503 Pueblo from destruction Wednesday morning.

    The daughter was at work when her parents, who live across the street, saw smoke and heard the smoke alarm.

    "The parents opened the front door to their daughter's home and her dog came out," Acting Assistant Fire Chief Justin Grider said. "Their quick thinking saved the dog as well as the home, which in another five or 10 minutes would have been fully involved."

  • Utah man wins Lamborghini, crashes it hours later

    SANTAQUIN, Utah (AP) — A truck driver who won a $380,000 Lamborghini in a convenience store contest crashed the sports car six hours after he got it, and now plans to sell the 640-horsepower convertible because he cannot afford the insurance or taxes.

    "I already had offers on it. I'm going to sell it," David Dopp said Wednesday. "I have bills more important than a Lamborghini. I've got a family to support."

    Dopp, a 34-year-old truck driver for Frito-Lay, spun out of control just a few hours after taking the keys to the Murcielago Roadster that he won in a "Joe Schmo to Lambo" contest sponsored by Maverik convenience stores.

  • Winter Solstice sunrise walk canceled

    With predictions of cloudy and snowy weather for the next few days, the Winter Solstice Sunrise Walk at Bandelier is being cancelled for this year.
    “The solstice walk is an opportunity for present-day people to stand in the plaza at the Ancestral Pueblo village of Tyuonyi and watch the sun rise over the cliffs, apparently in alignment with the village’s entryway,” according to Superintendent Jason Lott.  
    “With the great likelihood that the sky will be overcast for the next few days, we’ll all just have to try again next year.
    “Of course it will still be encouraging to see the days begin to get longer!”

  • Ordinance introduced to lease Trinity Site property

    County council approved the introduction of Ordinance 596, for which a public outreach campaign is in full swing.

    Ordinance 596 involves the lease of certain county owned land to NA Los Alamos Trinity LP, in which council would authorize the execution of a real estate ground lease and development agreement with the company.

    “This ordinance is probably one of the biggest issues this council will undertake,” said Council Chair Sharon Stover during Tuesday’s council meeting.

    NA Los Alamos Trinity LP intends to develop the leased premises in the Trinity Site Project to include commercial retail space, entertainment, restaurants, parking and retail concerns.

  • U.S. Senate candidate on the stump in Los Alamos

    U.S. senatorial candidate Hector Balderas discusses how he as the “underdog” candidate can actually win the race during a meet and greet event hosted by the Los Alamos Democratic Party at Fuller Lodge Tuesday. Read more about the Balderas event in Thursday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Update 12-21-11

    Holiday schedule

    The Larry Walkup Aquatic Center will be closed Dec. 25, Dec. 26, Jan. 1 and Jan. 2.

    Walk canceled

    Because of the impending winter storm, the Winter Solstice Walk at Bandelier National Monument, scheduled for Thursday, has been canceled.

    Christmas dance

    The Los Alamos Big Band presents a Christmas dance from 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Dec. 26 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

    Trash pickup

    In observance of Christmas there will be no trash or recycling pickup Dec. 26.  If Monday is your normal collection day please put trash and recycling out on Wednesday Dec. 28.